It has been a very tough decade for the sociology job market, and faculty jobs are getting tougher to land. At the same time, doctoral students often feel discouraged from pursuing a career outside of the academy. One viable response may be to reconsider old attitudes about a career in applied sociology. In this episode, we discuss the applied field with Karen Albright, former President of the Associate for Applied and Clinical Sociology and former Chair of the ASA’s Section on Sociological Practice and Public Sociology.
Photo Credit. Assembly line at the Ford Motor Company’s Highland Park plant. Highland Park Michigan, ca. 1913. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2011661021/.